The more we live with the reality that our home is not in this world we will live a totally different life. The wicked are called "dead" because they forget the purpose of life. As long as our lives depend upon decorating this world we will not have real simcha (happiness). When we know what everything is for, we will have everything. The world is so bitter for those who are stuck in it, and so good for those who are above it. What does the bris millah (circumcision) represent?